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Posted in: 'Do your part': WWII film 'Greyhound' teaches virus lesson, says Hanks See in context

Seems odd to me why they don't just hold onto it and wait till they can put it in theaters. Might be a while a way but surely they'd make more money that way. Maybe Netlix offered a lot for it. Who knows. Anyway, if you've got a big enough tv and can stream 4K it's not that bad.

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Posted in: Australia looking to slow down return of citizens as virus cases surge in Victoria state See in context

The correct approach. Go hard and fast. Good on them. Lock down if necessary. Get on top of it and they'll have real results in weeks. Do what they did in NZ, and aim to wipeout the virus. Wish they would show some resolve in Tokyo, but sadly no. In the meanwhile, in the USA...

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Posted in: Japan's household spending drops at record pace as virus hits economy See in context

A one-off 100,00 yen will not, on average, come close to the loss of annual income. And it sounds like some people here haven't even got that yet. So it should be no surprise spending is dropping. Abe and co need to focus on consumers and not on business confidence.

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Posted in: Koike, Abe say they'll cooperate on virus, Olympics See in context

Abe Shinzo: How low will you bow?

Koike Yuriko: Only a little less than you - for now.

Abe Shinzo (notice clenched fists). Well then, I'm hardly going to bow.

Koike Yuriko: So be it.

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Posted in: Beauden Barrett to play in Japan; remain with All Blacks See in context

Getting to that age where it is time to cash in. Wonder if he knows about the surge in numbers. He might have second thoughts.

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Posted in: Anges starts Japan's 1st COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial on humans See in context

It's positive news but I think they need to take drastic action to speed things up. If a vaccine only becomes widely available by the fall of next year, it might be a bit late for many people. Worldwide, numbers are roughly doubling every month, and will probably be in the hundreds of millions by next year.

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Posted in: Rolling Stones warn Trump of legal action over song use See in context

you can't always get what you want

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Posted in: Top METI official takes flak for business trip parties in Texas in 2017 See in context

Nothing to be alarmed about. Nothing unusual here. Nothing wrong with spending 2.5 million yen over four nights to hold parties in a foreign country. All normal business practice according to Abe and cronies.

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Posted in: JAL to raise ¥500 bil to secure financial base See in context

UFJ. Quick, money please. Pay you back later - or maybe not. Probably not. Maybe never. I'm so relieved JAL's executives won't have to worry about their generous summer bonuses.

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Posted in: New Zealand military to oversee borders after virus bungle See in context

I heard it was pretty lax and even saw a video of a group going out of the hotel for a walk near Queen St (main shopping street). What a farce! They weren't restricted to their rooms so anyone at the hotel they stayed at could have it. 320 contacts so far. Hope none of them went to the rugby on the weekend. Not safe in NZ anymore. What idiots. Heads should roll.

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Aircraft to focus on SpaceJet certification work this year See in context

I have to wonder why they just don't quit. Terrible business to be in. Mitsubishi must be bleeding money on this. Are they getting govt support to keep some kind of aircraft industry alive just in case they need to build warplanes in the future? Just doesn't make sense.

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Posted in: New Zealand confirms two new cases of coronavirus See in context

Hopefully they will keep it to two. Sounds like they were only in contact with one other person, so fingers crossed. Doesn't sound like they went to the rugby. Phew. It does shows how easily the virus can get in through people who are asympotomatic or test negative, and the need to remain vigilant.

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Posted in: N Korea blows up inter-Korea liaison office, raising tensions See in context

Sounds a bit like Kim's sister is making her power move. Internal political struggle? The whole thing with her brother disappearing for a few weeks and now this. Of course, all just speculation as per normal with NK.

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Posted in: Quantum 'fifth state of matter' observed in space for first time See in context

Yes gokai_wo_maneku - and lets hope for humanity's sake nobody works out how to make a bomb out of all this new kind of stuff too.

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Posted in: ¥10 trillion reserve to combat pandemic branded Abe's 'pocket money' See in context

If pocket money means slush fund used for dubious spending to prop up aging LDP cronies, then I guess it's appropriate.

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Posted in: Lower house passes 2nd extra budget for virus package, totaling ¥31.91 tril See in context

Look over there Aso-chan. That's where we're gonna stash it for our you-know-what.

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Posted in: Gov't to launch probe into murky virus relief deal linked to Dentsu See in context

"no possibility" that improper gains were being made.

I laughed when I read that. Of we believe you.

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Posted in: New Zealand says coronavirus eliminated and life can resume without restrictions See in context

Great news. Especially given winter is the worst season for the spread of things like the flu. I'm sure if they hadn't locked down like they did it would've spread as fast as it has in US. Saved a lot of lives. Wish I could travel there now.

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Posted in: Tokyo shares rise for 5th straight day on global recovery hopes See in context

Agreed. When the enough people decide to cash in their gains we'll no doubt see another drop like we had in March.

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Posted in: All Blacks great Carter makes surprise NZ return with Blues See in context

Yeah. Bit of a tough one where to put him. My guess is he probably won't play that much anyway. Probably no.10 for around 30 minutes with Barrett back to 15. Could be wrong though. He was playing pretty well in Japan but at 38? However, given Barrett is a bit erratic with the boot maybe they really will need him on the pitch. We'll see soon enough. I'm just glad they'll be something to watch.

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Posted in: Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day See in context

Here's a thought. Inflation. Money might be losing it's value in the future. Lots of governments are spending money like there's no tomorrow so will this effectively become an exercise in printing and handing out money? Explains other assets like the price of gold shooting up.

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Posted in: New Zealand may lift all virus restrictions next week See in context

Not so much extra demand, but less supply. Meat processing plants closing. Supply chain disruption. Bankruptcies. American continent getting hit hard. Silly panic buying things like butter etc, doesn't help of course. Most people will still want their freezers nicely stocked up. Easier to make masks than it is a good steak.

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Posted in: New Zealand may lift all virus restrictions next week See in context

Wrong Akula. Japan won't be in the same position. In all likelihood, with Japan opening schools and other businesses, there will be more cases - possibly a lot more. People in Japan (well, those with common sense) will be afraid to go out and spend. In contrast, people in NZ will be walking around spending freely without fear. The NZ government has given far more money quickly and directly to consumers. Their economy will recover faster. No, Akula. I think the economic damage will continue in Japan for much longer. Meanwhile, NZ may even have an export boom from it's large agricultural sector.

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Posted in: Maybe a few movies more? Clint Eastwood turns 90 See in context

Good for him. Do what you feel like doing if you can. Have to say he looks in pretty good shape for his age.

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Posted in: Rudderless after a rally, stock markets look for next catalyst See in context

Overly optimistic - agreed. But they don't have anywhere else to go in the way of returns. I'm fully expecting another drop.

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Posted in: Abe's support slides as top prosecutor's resignation bites See in context

How to disappoint people. Promise them money and then don't deliver.

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Posted in: Outrage in Hong Kong as China pushes security law See in context

Is China feeling empowered now it has overcome Covid-19? Seems to be so. Increased tensions with US. Increased bullying of neighbors in the South China Sea. Now it's Hong Kong turn. Say goodbye to one country, two systems.

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Posted in: New Zealand to roll out 'digital diary' app to help people track movements See in context

Just ask Google. They have all that info and a lot more.

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Posted in: New Zealand backs Taiwan's role in WHO due to success with coronavirus See in context

Well, I guess China can't threaten NZ by cutting off tourists to NZ. But I'm sure they will do something.

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Posted in: Nintendo full-year net profit up 33.3% on brisk Switch demand See in context

Mario smiles while Mickey cries. Saw Nintendo still advertises the Switch even though it's been out of stock for a while.

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